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The following is a list of episodes for the television series Angel. The series debuted its first season on October 5, 1999 and ran for five years until its finale on May 19, 2004. In that time, 110 episodes of the series aired.

Season 1[]

Main article: Angel season 1
No. Image Title Air date
01 City of Angel Doyle 03 "City Of" October 5, 1999
Writers: Joss Whedon, David Greenwalt Director: Joss Whedon
Angel is a centuries-old vampire cursed with a conscience who has left the small California town of Sunnydale and the only woman he ever loved to take up residence in the City of Angels. Sunnydale escapee Cordelia Chase has also come to Los Angeles with high hopes of living the glamorous Hollywood dream but the two soon discover that they could use each other's help. They are joined by Doyle, a disreputable spiritual mentor who has been sent by "The Powers That Be," a mysterious and powerful force trying to make things right.
02 Lonely Heart Kate 01 "Lonely Heart" October 12, 1999
Writer: David Fury Director: James A. Contner
Angel brushes up his pick-up lines while tracking a monstrous serial killer that is hunting at a happening Los Angeles singles bar. Meanwhile, Doyle is developing a serious crush on Cordelia and asks Angel to put in a good word for him.
03 In the Dark Angel Spike 02 "In the Dark" October 19, 1999
Writer: Douglas Petrie Director: Bruce Seth Green
Angel receives an unexpected visit from Oz who delivers a gift from Buffy, a mystical relic that renders the owner unkillable — not by stakes, not fire, not even sunlight. But Oz is followed by Angel's arch nemesis, Spike, who is determined to fight Angel to the death for this awesome power.
04 A1x04 I Fall to Pieces "I Fall to Pieces" October 26, 1999
Writers: David Greenwalt, Joss Whedon Director: Vern Gillum
Angel is called into action when Doyle's visions lead them to a young woman who is being stalked by a demonic neurosurgeon who uses his bizarre ability to manipulate the human body to terrorize others. Back at the office, gal Friday Cordelia goes undercover to help Angel research his prey.
05 A1x05 Rm wa Vu "Rm w/a Vu" November 2, 1999
Writers: Jane Espenson, David Greenwalt Director: Scott McGinnis
When Cordelia flees her roach-infested apartment and lands on Angel's doorstep, the close quarters force Angel to make a deal with Doyle neither can refuse. Meanwhile, Cordelia's riches-to-rags life may be taking a turn for the better when Doyle finds her the perfect apartment — until she discovers that the bargain rent comes with a price — the apartment is haunted by a former tenant.
06 Sense & Sensitivity Kate Angel 01 "Sense & Sensitivity" November 9, 1999
Writer: Tim Minear Director: James A. Contner
Angel fears that Kate's life is in danger after she nabs a dangerous murder suspect, but she becomes distracted when seemingly innocuous sensitivity training turns the entire police precinct into one big open wound. Meanwhile, Cordelia is miffed at Angel's lack of niceties around the office and frustrated that the middle-of-the-night hours are eating into her social life.
07 Doyle brachem "The Bachelor Party" November 16, 1999
Writer: Tracey Stern Director: David Straiton
Angel sees his new friend Doyle tortured when his estranged wife comes to town asking for a divorce so she can marry another man. With the wedding just a few days off, Angel agrees to follow her seemingly affable fiance to learn more about this man before Doyle gives his blessing to their union.
08 I Will Remember You Angel Buffy 02 "I Will Remember You" November 23, 1999
Writers: David Greenwalt, Jeannine Renshaw Director: David Grossman
After learning that Angel was in Sunnydale but stayed out of sight, Buffy comes to Los Angeles to confront him about his unannounced stalking, but a bloody battle with a medieval demon leaves Angel with awesome new powers and Buffy with a chance for true happiness with her beloved.
09 A1x09 Hero "Hero" November 30, 1999
Writers: Tim Minear, Howard Gordon Director: Tucker Gates
Angel joins Doyle's crusade to save a group of helpless demons from The Scourge — a storm trooper-esque army of pure blood demons that persecute mixed blood demons. Meanwhile, Doyle reveals the reason he was sent to Angel, confesses his true identity to Cordelia and makes the ultimate sacrifice for his friends.
10 A1x10 Barney Cordelia "Parting Gifts" December 14, 1999
Writers: David Fury, Jeannine Renshaw Director: James A. Contner
Angel and Cordelia, still reeling from the loss of their friend Doyle, join forces with an old acquaintance in the pursuit of a demonic bounty hunter. Meanwhile, without the guidance of Doyle's visions from The Powers That Be, Angel finds himself fighting blind.
11 Angel111 131 "Somnambulist" January 18, 2000
Writer: Tim Minear Director: Winrich Kolbe
When a serial killer stalks the Los Angeles streets, Wesley recognizes the chillingly familiar religious markings from Angelus' killing spree in the 1700s, and Angel must face the possibility that he is committing the murders in his sleep.
12 1x12 expecting cordelia "Expecting" January 25, 2000
Writer: Howard Gordon Director: David Semel
After what Cordelia thought was a dream date, she wakes up to find herself in the middle of a nightmare — extremely pregnant with something extremely unnatural. Meanwhile, Cordelia's condition leads Angel and Wesley down a path of protection for their friend and colleague.
13 She Angel Jhiera 02 "She" February 8, 2000
Writers: Marti Noxon, David Greenwalt Director: David Greenwalt
Angel joins forces with a warrior princess to save the enslaved women of her homeland from a dangerous patriarchal society of fierce warriors.
14 IGYUMS Ryan Angel 01 "I've Got You Under My Skin" February 15, 2000
Writer: Jeannine Renshaw Director: R.D. Price
Cordelia's visions of a boy in trouble lead Angel and Wesley into battle with their first exorcism, but everything is not as it seems with the child who is possessed by a 10,000-year-old demon.
15 Darla Angel 01 "The Prodigal" February 22, 2000
Writer: Tim Minear Director: Bruce Seth Green
Angel is haunted by images of his past as a young man in 1753 Ireland, his overbearing father, his vampire birth by his past lover, Darla, and his family's murder by his own hand. Meanwhile, when Angel spots Kate's father at a crime scene, his investigations may change Kate's life forever.
16 1x16 thering trepkosvsangel "The Ring" February 29, 2000
Writer: Howard Gordon Director: Nick Marck
In pursuit of a missing man, Angel becomes enslaved by a seedy underground gladiator-like boxing ring. Meanwhile, Cordelia and Wesley discover what Angel is up against and try to make their way into the secret operation in order to save him.
17 1x17 eternity druggedchampagne "Eternity" April 4, 2000
Writer: Tracey Stern Director: Regis Kimble
Angel rescues a popular young actress from a stalker, but when he finds himself taken with her and confesses his true identity, she goes to drastic measures to secure eternal youth and beauty.
18 Five by Five Faith "Five by Five" April 25, 2000
Writer: Jim Kouf Director: James A. Contner
Angel's life is on the line when the attorneys at Wolfram & Hart hire Los Angeles visitor Faith to put him out of business — permanently. In the meantime, Wesley, who still feels responsibility to Faith from being her former Watcher, declares he will stop her from bringing harm until he, and Angel, determine she needs more than a just swift kick to snap out of her evil ways.
19 Sanctuary Buffy Angel Faith 02 "Sanctuary" May 2, 2000
Writers: Tim Minear, Joss Whedon Director: Michael Lange
Buffy comes to Los Angeles seeking vengeance under the guise of protecting Angel from Faith's violent nature, but Buffy is shocked and hurt to discover her former love siding with her nemesis. Meanwhile, Wesley is faced with a crisis of loyalties when the Watcher's Council offers a chance at reinstatement if he gives up Faith.
20 WarZoneGunn "War Zone" May 9, 2000
Writer: Garry Campbell Director: David Straiton
Angel tracks down a millionaire's blackmailer, but gets caught in the middle of a gang war between street kids and vampires and meets the leader of the vampire hunters, Charles Gunn.
21 Angel 1x21 main "Blind Date" May 16, 2000
Writer: Jeannine Renshaw Director: Thomas J. Wright
Angel agrees to help Lindsey McDonald crack the secret files of Wolfram & Hart to save a group of children from a demonic assassin. Ultimately, Lindsay isn't quite sure if he can stick by his decision to betray the firm and sabotage the deadly mission.
22 Angel hanshu "To Shanshu in L.A." May 23, 2000
Writer: David Greenwalt Director: David Greenwalt
Angel faces a wild demon who is summoned by Wolfram & Hart to wreak havoc and raise a powerful force to strike down Angel and destroy those close to him.

Season 2[]

Main article: Angel season 2
No. Image Title Air date
01 A2x01 Angel Cordelia Wesley "Judgment" September 26, 2000
Writer: David Greenwalt Director: Michael Lange
The well-oiled, demon-fighting machine of Angel, Cordelia and Wesley is back in full force and joined by the streetwise vampire hunter Charles Gunn. After a case of mistaken identity leads Angel to slay a demon protecting an innocent girl, karaoke is the only way to make things right. Meanwhile, Angel struggles with the discovery that he may not always be eternal and Darla recovers from her resurrection from Hell.
02 Angel 2x02 "Are You Now or Have You Ever Been" October 3, 2000
Writer: Tim Minear Director: David Semel
Angel directs Cordelia and Wesley to investigate a mysteriously abandoned hotel in Hollywood and as they piece together the building's dark history, they discover that his interest is that of a personal nature. In a flashback to 1952, Angel is not the atoning vampire of present day, but a recluse who is detached from the tortured humans around him, until one fateful day.
03 First Impressions Darla Angel Lorne "First Impressions" October 10, 2000
Writer: Shawn Ryan Director: James A. Contner
When Cordelia has a particularly disturbing vision of Gunn is in grave danger, she elects herself as his new protector. When she discovers that he may be his own worst enemy, she has to face the fact that she can't save him without the help of Angel and Wesley.
04 Angel 2x04 "Untouched" October 17, 2000
Writer: Mere Smith Director: Joss Whedon
Angel unknowingly crosses paths with Wolfram and Hart when he comes to the aid of a young woman, Bethany, who possesses telekinetic powers far beyond her control, a situation Angel has had to contend with in his own life. Meanwhile, Angel is somewhat off his game due to the fact that he has been sleeping weird, but has no idea his fitful nights are the result of nocturnal visits by Darla.
05 A2x05 Angel Darla 01 "Dear Boy" October 24, 2000
Writer: David Greenwalt Director: David Greenwalt
Angel's continued restless nights takes him all the way back to 1860 London and his first encounter with Drusilla, but when he sees Darla in his waking life, Cordelia, Wesley and Gunn fear he has gone off the deep end and may revert to his evil ways.
06 206trio "Guise Will Be Guise" November 7, 2000
Writer: Jane Espenson Director: Krishna Rao
Angel travels to a mystical swami to help him understand his haunting dreams and get in touch with his inner demon, but while he is away Wesley assumes Angel's identity to try to save a young girl and sort of enjoys playing the role of a vampire with a soul.
07 207 "Darla" November 14, 2000
Writer: Tim Minear Director: Tim Minear
Angel is desperate to rescue Darla from the clutches of Wolfram & Hart and flashbacks reveal what a dangerous and powerful relationship they shared as history weirdly seems to be repeating itself. The trip down memory lane begins with Darla's sire by the Master and ends with the gang of Spike, Drusilla, Darla and Angel being torn apart when he gets a soul.
08 A2x08 Angel Vyasa Gunn 01 "The Shroud of Rahmon" November 21, 2000
Writer: Jim Kouf Director: David Grossman
Angel poses as a flashy vampire hoodlum, and with the help of Gunn prevents a mind-altering shroud from falling into the wrong hands.
09 The Trial Darla 01 "The Trial" November 28, 2000
Writers: Douglas Petrie, Tim Minear Director: Bruce Seth Green
Angel is still haunted by flashbacks of his 150-year love affair with Darla and has Gunn help track her down, but he soon discovers that he is faced with an impossible choice: watch her die from a terminal illness or use his dark powers to turn her back into a vampire and give her eternal life.
10 Angel 2x10 "Reunion" December 19, 2000
Writers: Tim Minear, Shawn Ryan Director: James A. Contner
Angel goes on a frantic search after Drusilla turns Darla back into a vampire, and he must catch them before she rises again and the two go back to their old ways and paint the town red. Meanwhile, as Angel goes off the deep end, his staff worries they are the only ones standing between Angel and real darkness.
11 Angel 2x11 "Redefinition" January 16, 2001
Writer: Mere Smith Director: Michael Grossman
After firing his staff and cutting himself off from all help, Angel begins intense physical and mental training to become strong enough to stop Darla and Drusilla before they destroy the City of Angels. Meanwhile, Cordelia, Wesley and Gunn try to continue the fight for the innocent on their own now that Angel's gone commando.
12 Angel 2x12 "Blood Money" January 23, 2001
Writers: Shawn Ryan, Mere Smith Director: R.D. Price
Angel threatens to expose Wolfram & Hart's criminal activities when he discovers that they are stealing large contributions that were made to a teen shelter but an old adversary has other plans for Angel.
13 Angel 2x13 "Happy Anniversary" February 6, 2001
Writer: David Greenwalt Director: Bill L. Norton
Angel and The Host must join forces to stop a brilliant, yet twisted physicist who is determined to stop time in order to keep his girlfriend from breaking up with him.
14 Angel 2x14 "The Thin Dead Line" February 13, 2001
Writers: Jim Kouf, Shawn Ryan Director: Scott McGinnis
Angel investigates rumors of renegade cops out for blood, while Cordelia, Wesley and Gunn carry out their own fact-finding mission that results Wesley being seriously wounded by a police gunshot.
15 Angel 2x15 "Reprise" February 20, 2001
Writer: Tim Minear Director: James Whitmore Jr.
Angel learns of the impending visit of Wolfram & Hart's "senior partner," an evil and merciless demon from hell, and he plans a kamikaze mission to destroy the powerful beast that will sacrifice his own life in the process.
16 Angel 2x16 "Epiphany" February 27, 2001
Writer: Tim Minear Director: Thomas J. Wright
After an empty night of passion with Darla, Angel surprisingly wakes up with his soul still intact and has an epiphany. His moment of clarity brings him back to the land of the living and while he tries to reunite with his crew, Cordelia, Wesley and Gunn aren't ready to forgive him, even when their very lives are at stake.
17 A2x17 Cordelia 01 "Disharmony" April 17, 2001
Writer: David Fury Director: Fred Keller
Angel and his reunited crew try to foil the plans of a vampire cult leader, but Cordelia becomes distracted when her old high school friend-turned-vampire Harmony comes to town after her break-up with Spike and wants to help in the fight.
18 Angel 2x18 "Dead End" April 24, 2001
Writer: David Greenwalt Director: James A. Contner
Angel and Lindsey must grudgingly work together when Cordelia's disturbing vision leads the gang to a grotesque Wolfram & Hart body shop where parts are harvested from live humans.
19 A2x19 Belonging "Belonging" May 1, 2001
Writer: Shawn Ryan Director: Turi Meyer
Angel and his crew must find a way to kill a bloodthirsty demon who has arrived in town from another dimension through a mysterious, magical portal in the karaoke bar. With the help of Cordelia's visions, they are able to locate someone who can help destroy the snarly beast; however, when it's time to return their source to his home dimension, Cordelia discovers a whole new world.
20 A2x20 Over the Rainbow "Over the Rainbow" May 8, 2001
Writer: Mere Smith Director: Fred Keller
Cordelia is accidentally sucked through a magical portal and transported to a demon dimension, finding herself all alone in a strange new land where humans are considered inferior and sold into slavery. Angel, Gunn, Wesley and the Host jump through the portal in search of her and end up shackled by an angry mob of villagers and sentenced to death.
21 A02 21 "Through the Looking Glass" May 15, 2001
Writer: Tim Minear Director: Tim Minear
Angel, Gunn, Wesley and the Host are sentenced to death in a demon dimension after trying to rescue a lost Cordelia, but are even more shocked to find themselves brought before Her Royal Highness, Cordelia. Unfortunately, unbeknownst to Her Majesty, Cordy’s reign will be a short one.
22 A02 22 "There's No Place Like Plrtz Glrb" May 22, 2001
Writer: David Greenwalt Director: David Greenwalt
Angel struggles with the inner beast that the demon dimension brings out in him, while Cordelia learns that her role as princess involves mating with a demon, and Wesley and Gunn band with rebel forces to overthrow the government and Her Majesty.

Season 3[]

Main article: Angel season 3
No. Image Title Air date
01 Heartthob Angel 01 "Heartthrob" September 24, 2001
Writer: David Greenwalt Director: David Greenwalt
On a routine patrol, Angel stakes a female vampire he recognizes from his past, but a moment too late. Her grief-stricken lover, Angel's old fighting buddy, is out for revenge for the present killing and a betrayal Angelus committed over 200 years ago.
02 ThatVisionThing Main "That Vision-Thing" October 1, 2001
Writer: Jeffrey Bell Director: Bill L. Norton
Angel must team up with the dark side to stop a psychic hacker from killing Cordelia with her own violent visions that are leaving her burned, scaly and frightened for her life.
03 TOGoM Gio "That Old Gang of Mine" October 8, 2001
Writer: Tim Minear Director: Fred Keller
Angel comes face-to-face with Gunn's old demon-hunting crew who at one time considered Gunn a hero, but now view him a traitor and want to see Angel dead.
04 Angel 3x04 "Carpe Noctem" October 15, 2001
Writer: Scott Murphy Director: James A. Contner
An old man casts a body-switching spell on Angel, and the old man enjoys the many pleasures of being eternally young, handsome and bloodthirsty in Los Angeles while a dying Angel tries to get his body back.
05 Fredless Main "Fredless" October 22, 2001
Writer: Mere Smith Director: Marita Grabiak
Angel goes into full detective mode when Fred's parents unexpectedly arrive in Los Angeles to bring Fred home, but their appearance inexplicably sends her into a tailspin and on the run.
06 Billy Main "Billy" October 29, 2001
Writers: Tim Minear, Jeffrey Bell Director: David Grossman
Violence erupts within Angel's gang as a demonic boy brings primal rage to the surface of men, turning them hateful and murderous towards women. As Wesley and Gunn turn on a frightened Fred, Cordelia fears the onslaught of Angel's dark side.
07 Offspring main "Offspring" November 5, 2001
Writer: David Greenwalt Director: Turi Meyer
Angel comes face-to-face with the consequences of his night of passion when Darla arrives on his doorstep inexplicably pregnant. While Angel tortures himself over the decision whether or not to destroy the demon seed, the gang uncovers a prophecy that predicts the arrival of a great evil which will bring about the ruination of mankind.
08 AngelQuickening3 "Quickening" November 12, 2001
Writer: Jeffrey Bell Director: Skip Schoolnik
Angel must do everything in his power to protect Darla and their unborn child when Wolfram & Hart launches a full attack to take mother and baby, in addition to a vampire cult who believe the baby is The Miracle Child.
09 A3x09 Angel "Lullaby" November 19, 2001
Writer: Tim Minear Director: Tim Minear
As Darla violently begins childbirth, Angel faces the responsibility of becoming a father and the possibilities of what miracle or destruction this new being may bring to the world.
10 Dad Angel Connor 02 "Dad" December 10, 2001
Writer: David Goodman Director: Fred Keller
Angel discovers how hard it is being a new dad — especially when the demon underworld is after your newborn son.
11 Cordy! "Birthday" January 14, 2002
Writer: Mere Smith Director: Michael Grossman
On her birthday, Cordelia's visions become so painful that they propel her into an astral state and a life-threatening coma. Visited by a demon guide, astral Cordy is mystically granted the opportunity to live her dream of a rich and famous actress if she is willing to give up her history with Angel and her visions.
12 Provider Main "Provider" January 21, 2002
Writer: Scott Murphy Director: Bill L. Norton
Cordelia worries that Angel has lost sight of their mission to help the helpless when he becomes obsessed with making money in order to provide for the baby's future and takes on too many cases.
13 A3x13 Wesley Fred "Waiting in the Wings" February 4, 2002
Writer: Joss Whedon Director: Joss Whedon
Angel takes the gang out for an evening at the ballet, but becomes suspicious when the prima ballerina is one he saw dance more than a century ago. When Angel and Cordelia sneak backstage to investigate, they find themselves consumed with an overwhelming passion for one another as the spirits of unrequited lovers take over.
14 Couplet Groosalugg Angel "Couplet" February 18, 2002
Writers: Tim Minear, Jeffrey Bell Director: Tim Minear
Angel feels isolated, obsolete and even a bit jealous when Groosalugg arrives in town from Pylea and immediately saves the gang in battle and is welcomed into the loving arms of his former princess, Cordelia.
15 A3x15 Angel Connor 02 "Loyalty" February 25, 2002
Writer: Mere Smith Director: James A. Contner
Angel is concerned about Wesley's erratic behavior when the book man's greatest fears are secretly confirmed — the prophecy is true and he is given the three signs to look for before Angel devours his own son. When an earthquake shakes Los Angeles, all three signs come true.
16 SleepTight Main "Sleep Tight" March 4, 2002
Writer: David Greenwalt Director: Terrence O'Hara
Angel's angry behavior and sudden cravings for human blood frighten Wesley enough for him to kidnap the baby to keep him safe. Unfortunately, Wesley's plan to protect Connor falls apart when Holtz takes the child for revenge against Angel.
17 Forgiving Main "Forgiving" April 15, 2002
Writer: Jeffrey Bell Director: Turi Meyer
Angel is a man out for revenge to get back at Wesley for kidnapping Connor and turning him over to their enemies. While Fred and Gunn try to reason with him, Angel conjures dark magic and risks ripping right through the fabric of reality to find his lost son.
18 DoubleorNothing Main "Double or Nothing" April 22, 2002
Writer: David Goodman Director: David Goodman
Angel puts his soul on the line when a repo man comes to collect on Gunn's past deal to sell his soul. Meanwhile, Cordy is back from vacation and tries to console Angel over the loss of the only child he will ever have, and Fred tells Wesley that the prophecy was a fake and all was lost for nothing.
19 The Price Main "The Price" April 29, 2002
Writer: David Fury Director: Marita Grabiak
Angel must pay for using powerful dark magic in his failed attempt to bring back his son, and the hotel becomes infected with deadly slug-like creatures who invade Fred's body, leaving Wesley as Gunn's only hope to turn to save her. Meanwhile, Cordelia experiences a new and shocking power and they learn of the coming of The Destroyer determined to kill Angel.
20 A3x20 Connor 02 "A New World" May 6, 2002
Writer: Jeffrey Bell Director: Tim Minear
Angel's son Connor is brought back from the Hell dimension a feral teenage warrior, and is hellbent on vengeance against his father for his evil past.
21 Benediction Angel Fred Gunn Cordelia Lorne 02 "Benediction" May 13, 2002
Writer: Tim Minear Director: Tim Minear
After a violent reunion, Angel finds himself battling vampires with his now teenaged son Connor by his side. Meanwhile, Fred and Gunn distract Connor so Angel can confront Holtz for stealing his son.
22 A3x22 Tomorrow "Tomorrow" May 20, 2002
Writer: David Greenwalt Director: David Greenwalt
The joyful reunion between Angel and his now teenage son Connor is short-lived when the enraged Connor comes seeking revenge against Angel for murder. Meanwhile, just at the moment when Cordelia and Angel are finally ready to face their feelings for each other, she is sent a message that it's time for her to leave this world and to move on to another.

Season 4[]

Main article: Angel season 4
No. Image Title Air date
01 A4x01 Angel "Deep Down" October 6, 2002
Writer: Steven S. DeKnight Director: Terrence O'Hara
With Angel trapped on the ocean floor and Cordelia stuck on a mystical plane, Fred and Gunn are frustrated at the lack of clues regarding their friends' whereabouts, especially after the only eyewitness to Angel's disappearance is murdered. After Angel is rescued by the most unlikely person, the shocking reasons behind the mysterious disappearances become clear.
02 Groundstate Main "Ground State" October 13, 2002
Writer: Mere Smith Director: Michael Grossman
When Wesley advises Angel to visit Dinza, a dark "goddess of the lost" who has valuable information on how to find Cordelia, he learns that a certain mystical antiquity can locate souls across dimensions. Angel, Fred and Gunn break into an auction house to retrieve the object only to discover that an electrifying cat burglar has the same intentions.
03 A4x03 Gunn Fred Angel "The House Always Wins" October 20, 2002
Writer: David Fury Director: Marita Grabiak
Tired of dealing with Connor and looking for Cordelia, Angel decides to take Gunn and Fred on a road trip to Vegas to visit Lorne who is performing in a showcase at one of the casinos. They discover that Lorne is being coerced by the casino owner into stealing the "significant destinies" of audience members to sell on the black market. When the casino owner learns that Angel is destined to play a major role in the apocalypse, Cordelia must come to his aid from a distance to prevent his future from being stolen.
04 STB Cordelia 01 "Slouching Toward Bethlehem" October 27, 2002
Writer: Jeffrey Bell Director: Skip Schoolnik
Cordelia returns, but since she has no memory of who she is or that Angel is a vampire, everyone tries to keep their demon-hunting business a secret. After rescuing Cordelia from a demon, Connor takes on the role of her protector and Lorne reads Cordelia's future to help restore her memory but sees an approaching apocalypse involving Angel.
05 Supersymmetry Fred "Supersymmetry" November 3, 2002
Writers: Elizabeth Craft, Sarah Fain Director: Bill L. Norton
After Fred's physics article is published; she's invited to speak at a symposium where a portal opens, bringing her face to face with a demon and a dark secret about her old professor. Meanwhile, Angel tries to solve the mystery of the portal and why someone would want Fred out of the way.
06 Spin the Bottle 03 "Spin the Bottle" November 10, 2002
Writer: Joss Whedon Director: Joss Whedon
When Lorne performs a spell on Cordelia to restore her memory, it inadvertently causes the gang to revert back to their high school personas and leaves them with no memories of each other. Eventually, they discover that the only way to reverse the spell is to kill a vampire, just as Angel realizes that he is one.
07 A4x07 Beast 04 "Apocalypse, Nowish" November 17, 2002
Writer: Steven S. DeKnight Director: Vern Gillum
When Cordelia's apocalyptic nightmares become a reality, Angel, Wesley, Gunn and Lorne find themselves powerless against The Beast who has risen from the center of the Earth, bringing earthquakes and a rain of fire to Los Angeles. Bloodied and beaten, Angel and his friends realize that they may not be able to stop the impending doom.
08 Habeas corpses "Habeas Corpses" January 15, 2003
Writer: Jeffrey Bell Director: Skip Schoolnik
When Angel realizes that there may be some connection between Connor and the Beast, he learns that Connor is trapped within Wolfram & Hart where the building is under lock-down and the Beast is on a brutal killing spree. Angel, Wesley, Gunn and Fred must figure out how to spring Connor before he is killed as well.
09 Long Day's Journey Cordelia Angel Gunn Gwen "Long Day's Journey" January 22, 2003
Writer: Mere Smith Director: Terrence O'Hara
When the gang learns that the answer to stopping the Beast is among them, everyone suspects Connor, until Cordelia begins to receive visions from the Powers That Be. Meanwhile, Angel and Gwen discover that the Beast is preparing a device that will blot out the sun permanently and turn the world into a demon playground.
10 A4x10 Wo-Pang Angel 01 "Awakening" January 29, 2003
Writers: David Fury, Steven S. DeKnight Director: James A. Contner
After Cordelia's revelation that Angelus and The Beast made a pact, the gang determines that they must turn Angel into Angelus to end the eternal darkness. For that transformation to take place, Angel must lose his soul by experiencing a moment of pure happiness.
11 A4x11 Beast 02 "Soulless" February 5, 2003
Writers: Sarah Fain, Elizabeth Craft Director: Sean Astin
With Angelus now confined to a cage, Cordelia, Wesley, Gunn, Fred and Connor take turns interrogating him hoping to find out how to kill the beast. Unable to learn anything, the gang decides to turn Angelus back into Angel, but learn that Angel's soul has been stolen.
12 Calvary Lilah "Calvary" February 12, 2003
Writers: Mere Smith, Steven S. DeKnight, Jeffrey Bell Director: Bill L. Norton
When the gang receives the disturbing news that The Beast is working for a much more powerful entity, they realize they must restore Angel's soul to revert the evil Angelus back to Angel.
13 Salvage Angel Faith 02 "Salvage" March 5, 2003
Writer: David Fury Director: Jefferson Kibbee
When Angelus meets up with The Beast, he learns that the rain of fire, blacking out the sun and stealing Angel's soul was all part of The Beast's mysterious master plan to bring Angelus back. Meanwhile, Wesley releases vampire slayer Faith from prison to help capture Angelus.
14 Release Angel 01 "Release" March 12, 2003
Writers: Sarah Fain, Elizabeth Craft, Steven S. DeKnight Director: James A. Contner
Angelus continues his search for The Beast's mysterious master, never suspecting that it could be someone close to him. Meanwhile, Faith and Angelus do battle while Cordelia convinces Connor to keep their baby a secret.
15 Orpheus Willow 01 "Orpheus" March 19, 2003
Writer: Mere Smith Director: Terrence O'Hara
While in their drug-induced comas, Angelus and Faith experience flashbacks of Angel’s good deeds over the centuries; Fred calls in Willow, the only person ever able to restore Angel’s soul and asks her to help them do it again.
16 Players Lorne 04 "Players" March 26, 2003
Writers: Sarah Fain, Elizabeth Craft, Jeffrey Bell Director: Michael Grossman
Angel and the gang set out to find out as much as they can about Cordelia's pregnancy and the identity of The Beast's master while Gwen Raiden enlists Gunn's help to crash a black-tie affair and rescue a kidnapped girl.
17 A4x17 Connor Darla 02 "Inside Out" April 2, 2003
Writer: Steven S. DeKnight Director: Steven S. DeKnight
Desperate to find out why Cordelia has turned to the dark side, Angel goes to demon Skip for answers. Forcing the truth out of him, Angel learns that all that's transpired, Connor's birth, Cordelia's ascension to the higher plane, Angel turning into Angelus and Cordelia's pregnancy, were all a part of a higher being's plan to create something even more powerful than itself.
18 Shiny Happy People Lorne Fred 01 "Shiny Happy People" April 9, 2003
Writers: Sarah Fain, Elizabeth Craft Director: Marita Grabiak
The Woman A.K.A. Jasmine, who was born to Cordelia, has the amazing ability to turn everyone she meets, including Angel and the gang, into loyal disciples dedicated to carrying out her every command. Only Fred is able to see that Jasmine's radiant beauty hides a sinister and powerful secret the others refuse to believe.
19 The Magic Bullet Connor Jasmine Angel "The Magic Bullet" April 16, 2003
Writer: Jeffrey Bell Director: Jeffrey Bell
With Angel and the others under Jasmine's extraordinarily divine power, Fred's life is in danger and she goes on the run. After discovering the secret to breaking Jasmine's spell over the nation's citizens, Fred must find a way to save the others before she's captured and killed.
20 Sacrifice Angel Gunn Fred Lorne Wesley "Sacrifice" April 23, 2003
Writer: Ben Edlund Director: David Straiton
Free from Jasmine's spell, Angel, Wesley, Gunn, Fred and Lorne escape into the sewers for protection until an evil, tentacled monster that has information about Jasmine captures Wes. Meanwhile, Connor, still in the clutches of Jasmine, discovers that Cordelia has vanished.
21 A4x21 Guardian Keeper "Peace Out" April 30, 2003
Writer: David Fury Director: Jefferson Kibbee
Angel goes on a mission to find proof that his son Connor wasn't simply a vessel designed to bring the evil Jasmine, who is hell-bent on destroying everyone, into the world. Meanwhile, Connor goes in search of the missing Cordelia.
22 Home Fred Wesley Angel Gunn Lorne "Home" May 7, 2003
Writer: Tim Minear Director: Tim Minear
Angel and the gang are made an offer they can't refuse when they are given the opportunity to take over Wolfram & Hart and obtain all of the firm's secret and powerful information. Meanwhile, Angel has a chance to change the future for his son Connor, who is physically and emotionally lost and wandering through the city.

Season 5[]

Main article: Angel season 5
No. Image Title Air date
01 A5x01 Angel 04 "Conviction" October 1, 2003
Writer: Joss Whedon Director: Joss Whedon
Taking over the Los Angeles offices of the supernatural law firm Wolfram and Hart proves to be more challenging than expected for Angel and the gang, especially when their first case involves representing an evil client who threatens to destroy the city.
02 Just Rewards Angel Spike 01 "Just Rewards" October 8, 2003
Writers: Ben Edlund, David Fury Director: James A. Contner
Spike mysteriously materializes in Angel's office through the magic of an amulet, but no one, including Spike himself, understands the reason he has returned or why he is now a ghost. Meanwhile, Angel jeopardizes his own life when he tries to stop one of his evil clients from using human bodies as vessels for demon spirits.
03 A5x03 Nina 01 "Unleashed" October 15, 2003
Writers: Elizabeth Craft, Sarah Fain Director: Marita Grabiak
Angel tries to protect a woman, who's been bitten and transformed into a werewolf, from evil restaurateurs who want to turn her into an exotic dish.
04 Hell Bound Spike Glass Woman 01 "Hell Bound" October 22, 2003
Writer: Steven S. DeKnight Director: Steven S. DeKnight
Spike struggles to maintain his weak grip on reality as spectral forces threaten to send him to hell. He encounters ghostly apparitions, including an eighteenth-century serial-killer doctor. Meanwhile, Fred continues her quest to find a way of restoring Spike to his corporeal self.
05 Life of the Party Fred Lorne Wesley 01 "Life of the Party" October 29, 2003
Writer: Ben Edlund Director: Bill L. Norton
The consummate entertainer Lorne works around the clock to throw the ultimate Halloween party at Wolfram & Hart. When their guests begin to behave strangely and out of character, Angel and the gang investigate to find out what's causing the mysterious happenings.
06 A5x06 Angel Cinco 01 "The Cautionary Tale of Numero Cinco" November 5, 2003
Writer: Jeffrey Bell Director: Jeffrey Bell
Angel learns that he must track down a retired Mexican wrestler to help him defeat Tezcatcatl, an ancient Aztec warrior who emerges every 50 years to take the heart of a hero to sustain his own existence. Angel is surprised to find the wrestler is employed at his company, Wolfram & Hart, and that he has a personal score to settle with Tezcatcatl.
07 A5x07 Roger Angel 01 "Lineage" November 12, 2003
Writer: Drew Goddard Director: Jefferson Kibbee
The offices of Wolfram & Hart are under attack by cyborg assassins who are seeking a magical device that will give them control over Angel. Meanwhile, Wesley is surprised by the unannounced arrival of his estranged father who has come to evaluate Wesley for possible reacceptance to the Watcher's Council.
08 Destiny Spike Angel 01 "Destiny" November 19, 2003
Writers: Steven S. DeKnight, David Fury Director: Skip Schoolnik
When another mysterious package arrives at Wolfram & Hart that recorporealizes Spike, the gang learns that the existence of two living ensouled vampire heroes has created chaos in the world. After Eve tells them about a prophecy that states that the only way to restore order is to find the Cup of Perpetual Torment that bestows human life, Angel and Spike battle it out for the ultimate prize. A series of flashbacks show the history of Angel and Spike and their relationship with Drusilla.
09 Harm's Way Harmony 01 "Harm's Way" January 14, 2004
Writers: Elizabeth Craft, Sarah Fain Director: Vern Gillum
Angel arranges an important truce meeting between two warring demon tribes through a Demon Rights Activist. Already feeling unappreciated at work, Harmony's life in the office gets worse when she finds the Demon Rights Activist dead in her bed one morning after a night of drinking. Knowing that Angel will kill her for causing the summit negotiations to break down, Harmony is desperate to find out who framed her for the murder.
10 Soul Purpose Angel 02 "Soul Purpose" January 21, 2004
Writer: Brent Fletcher Director: David Boreanaz
A mysterious stranger approaches Spike claiming responsibility for recorporealizing him in a mission to guide Spike in supplanting Angel as the new vampire champion. Meanwhile, Angel is racked by intense fever dreams and hallucinations of his worst fears intensifying his worries that he will lose authority to Spike.
11 Damage Dana 02 "Damage" January 28, 2004
Writers: Steven S. DeKnight, Drew Goddard Director: Jefferson Kibbee
When an emotionally unstable woman, Dana, escapes from a psychiatric ward, Angel learns that she was tortured as a child and is now searching for her tormentor. Andrew, a watcher-in-training, arrives from Sunnydale with surprising information about Buffy and to inform the group that Dana is also a vampire slayer. Meanwhile, Spike believes that if he can save Dana, he will prove that he is destined to be the vampire champion.
12 You're Welcome Cordelia 04 "You're Welcome" February 4, 2004
Writer: David Fury Director: David Fury
Cordelia mysteriously awakens from her coma and is shocked and unhappy to discover that Angel and the group are no longer fighting Wolfram & Hart, they're running it. When she realizes that Angel has lost his conviction to be a hero, she gives him the information and support he needs to get back on track. Meanwhile, while Angel has security keeping an eye on Eve, her partner Lindsay prepares to bring about Angel's demise.
13 A5x13 Fred Sam "Why We Fight" February 11, 2004
Writer: Steven S. DeKnight, Drew Goddard Director: Terrence O'Hara
Lawson, a mysterious man from Angel's past, arrives at Wolfram & Hart and takes the gang hostage. Through flashbacks to World War II, it is revealed that Angel worked with the U.S. Navy to recover a captured German submarine with American sailors on board. The ship also has a secret cargo, a dangerous trio of vampires, including Spike, who were kidnapped by the Germans and forced to help the Nazis. When the sub comes under attack, Angel saves Lawson's life by turning him into a vampire. Now, sixty years later, Lawson has arrived at Wolfram & Hart seeking revenge.
14 Smile Time Angel 01 "Smile Time" February 18, 2004
Writers: Ben Edlund, Joss Whedon Director: Ben Edlund
When a popular children's show begins to steal the life forces of children by hypnotizing them, Angel goes directly to the studio to uncover the evil doings. Upon entering the building, Angel triggers a spell that transforms him into a puppet. In a race against time, puppet-Angel and company must find a way to reverse the spell, save the lives of hundreds of children and return Angel to his normal vampire state. Meanwhile, Nina, the werewolf Angel befriended, returns to declare her romantic intentions, but puppet-Angel is too embarrassed to reciprocate.
15 A Hole in the World Wesley Fred 01 "A Hole in the World" February 25, 2004
Writer: Joss Whedon Director: Joss Whedon
When Fred opens up an ancient sarcophagus that was anonymously sent to her, she is infected by a mysterious parasitic demon called Illyria. Angel and Spike learn that Illyria is an ancient demon who existed before recorded time, and they must race to return her to an ancient demon burial ground before she kills Fred and thousands of other innocent victims.
16 Shells Illyria 05 "Shells" March 3, 2004
Writer: Steven S. DeKnight Director: Steven S. DeKnight
Angel and Spike return from England defeated, knowing that the ancient demon Illyria has completely taken over Fred's body and soul. Upon learning that Knox and Gunn have each contributed to her demise, Wesley is bent on revenge and Angel tries everything to restore Fred, including calling on an old friend from Sunnydale. Meanwhile, Illyria tries to locate an ancient temple where she believes she will find an army ready to help her destroy mankind.
17 Underneath Marcus Harmony 01 "Underneath" April 14, 2004
Writers: Elizabeth Craft, Sarah Fain Director: Skip Schoolnik
Hoping that Lindsay has information on the Senior Partners' ultimate plans, Angel, Spike and Gunn track him down in a bizarre and terrifying suburban hell. Meanwhile, a nearly invincible stranger sent by the Senior Partners, infiltrates Wolfram & Hart looking for Eve.
18 Origin Wesley Illyria "Origin" April 21, 2004
Writer: Drew Goddard Director: Terrence O'Hara
Angel resists the appeal of parents seeking help from Wolfram & Hart regarding their son's supernatural abilities after he discovers that the boy is his son, Connor. Despite his reservations, Angel is forced to bring Connor into conflict with an old adversary to prevent his son's memories from being restored. Meanwhile Wesley uncovers a mysterious deal struck by Wolfram & Hart that threatens the secret Angel desperately wants to protect.
19 A5x19 Illyria 01 "Time Bomb" April 28, 2004
Writer: Ben Edlund Director: Vern Gillum
When Illyria's powers become unstable and cause her to erratically jump through time, she learns that the gang intends to kill her. Upon returning to the present, Illyria plans to murder everyone before they're able to attack her. To save everyone's lives, Angel goes into the past with Illyria to alter the course of events.
20 A5x20 Drusilla "The Girl in Question" May 5, 2004
Writers: Steven S. DeKnight, Drew Goddard Director: David Greenwalt
Angel and Spike travel to Rome with plans to rescue Buffy from their old nemesis The Immortal. While in Italy, they also attempt to retrieve the head of a fallen demon leader to prevent a perilous power struggle between several warring demon clans.
21 Power Play Lorne Angel "Power Play" May 12, 2004
Writer: David Fury Director: James A. Contner
The gang starts to have doubts about Angel's loyalties when he appears to have become very close with the Circle of the Black Thorn, an evil secret demon society. When Drogyn, the guardian of the deep well, makes a startling revelation, the gangs' fears that Angel has become evil seem to be validated.
22 Not Fade Away 01 "Not Fade Away" May 19, 2004
Writers: Jeffrey Bell, Joss Whedon Director: Jeffrey Bell
Angel and company spend the day as if it were their last as they prepare to bring down the evil Circle of the Black Thorn. Putting their lives on the line, Spike confronts a demon cult, Lorne faces off with Lindsay, Gunn takes on an evil senator and Angel battles Hamilton, the henchman of the Senior Partners.

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